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north korean leader kim jong un to stop the provocations. >> rather than threaten to abrogate and threaten to move in some new direction, the world would be better served if he would direct his people and make a decision himself to engage in a legitimate dialogue. >> u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon said he's concerned about what he called provocative rhetoric. >> this year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1953 armistice agreement of the korean war. i reiterate the importance of this critical agreement. >> ban urged north korean officials to build trust that will lead to stability in the korean peninsula. but building trust doesn't seem to be a priority right now for authorities in pyongyang. along with vowing to scrap the armistice, they are also threatening to carry out a nuclear attack on the u.s. the wednesday edition of the ruling party newspaper "rodong sinmun," says north korea has varied and precise means of nuclear attack. it goes on to say authorities would turn not only seoul but also washington into a sea of fire if the united states flaunts its nuclear weapons.
>>> north korean leader kim jong-un has ordered the military to get ready for strikes against u.s. targets. >>> north korea, iran and syria have blocked a u.n. treaty intended to regulate the global arms trade. >>> and an nhk investigation into went went wrong at fukushima daiichi shows they could have avoided one of the melt downs if they had known the inner workings better. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." the u.s. secretary of defense says north korea's provocative actions and belligerent tone have ratcheted up the danger on the korean peninsula. chuck hagel said leaders in pyongyang used heated rhetoric for years, but he said people have to understand there's a new reality. >> we will unequivocally defend and we are unequivocally committed to that alliance with south korea as well as our other allies in that region of the world. and we will be prepared. we have to be prepared to deal with any eventuality there. >> hagel said there are a lot of unknowns, but he said u.s. officials have to take every provocative word and action seriously. maidle made the comments hours aft
such an attack would mark the end of kim jong-un's regime. south korean president park geun-hye issued a stern warning. >> reporter: any country that focuses exclusively on strengthening its military power while people are starving is bound to face self-destruction. >>> china is north korea's biggest ally but it too supports the latest u.n. sanction. james tengan is in beijing covering our series china, change and challenge. james, how is the story on the korean peninsula playing occupant there? >> reporter: yes, gene. li keqiang and xi jinping are expected to be confirmed as vice premier and president at next week's national people congress. chinese government officials are trying to show they are doing what they can to keep the peace. a foreign ministry spokesperson appealed to leaders in north and south korea to let cooler heads >>> china is north korea's biggest ally but it too supports the latest u.n. sanction. the country is in the process of a leadership transition. james tengan is in beijing covering developments as part of our series, "china, change and challenge." james, how is the s
committee. he said he's concerned about north korean leader kim jong-un. >> the rhetoric, while it is propaganda laced is also an indicator of their attitude and perhaps their intent. so far my part i am very concerned about what they might do and they're certainly -- if they so chose, could initiate a provocative action against the south. >> clapper said the central intelligence agency will increase surveillance in the region. >>> defense ministry officials in taiwan say china remains a military threat and hasn't ruled out using force against the island. they outlined their concerns in a new report and they say they're not yet ready to take part in military exchanges with their chinese counterparts. the defense report comes out once every four years. it notes taiwan's relations with china have improved since president jo took office in 2008 but the report says chinese leaders haven't given up on the option of using force against taiwan. it points out the chinese navy is already capable of blockading taiwan and stopping u.s. intervention. the report says u.s. authorities in beij
family remained in the uk so she could undergo rehabilitation. >>> kim jong-un holds all the top posts in north korea. leader of the ruling party, the military, and the stage. he's now reported to have a new title, dad. sources say he's now the father of a baby girl. one source learned about the birth from an official from the ruling korean workers party. former u.s. basketball player dennis rodman made a controversial visit to pyongyang last month. he told britain's sun newspaper that kim's wife talked about her newborn daughter, at a banquet. rumors began to circulate late last year that ri sol ju was expecting. she is reported to have given birth in january. observers say she must have, as she looks slimmer in recent pictures. >>> one of the late princess diana's most famous gowns has gone under the hammer in london. an anonymous buyer spent more than $360,000 on the dress she wore to dance with actor john travolta. the winning bidder says he bought it to cheer up his wife. >>> a vintage fashion auctioneer sold ten of diana's dresses for $1.3 million. the late princess originally so
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